B. Progress and Accomplishments
ED published proposed regulations on May 17, 1984 and sent to OMB a
proposed program reporting system.
The Department awarded grants totalling $6 million to the 50 States,
the District of Columbia, and the 6 territories.
ED signed a contract for program evaluation in September 1984.
C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness
No studies of the programs's effectiveness have been carried out.
D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation
The Administration has proposed to discontinue Federal funding of this
program but retain the requirement that CAPs be in effect as a condi-
tion of basic State rehabilitation services grant funding.
No new information.
HI. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)
An evaluation study of this program, as required by statute, began in
late September, 1984.
Contacts for Further Information
Program Operations: Frederick Sachs, (202) 732-1396
Program Studies: Barbara Coates, (202) 245-8281
I/ The Rehabilitation Amendments of 1984, P.L. 98-221, changed the basis
of the Client Assistance Program from a discretionary project basis
to a mandatory formula grant. Funding figures prior to FY 1984
pertain to competitive project grants.o-